The karlsruhe-based company ranks with its brands web.De and GMX rank second and sixth among cloud providers for private data storage and hope to gain market advantage in competition with competitors from the u.S. Due to increasing privacy concerns.
According to the survey, the percentage of respondents who have clear concerns about their data being stored by U.S. Providers has risen from 21.1 to 27.6 percent in the past two years. "From our point of view, the issue of national data protection will also play a rough role in cloud products," explained the managing director of web.De and GMX, jan oetjen. However, among the five most widely used providers of online hard drives in germany, four are from the USA: market leader google, dropbox, apple and microsoft.
Four out of ten of the approximately 1,000 internet users aged 14 and over surveyed have no idea what the term "cloud" means. Two percent each think of cloud as a weather forecast or hacker attack.